pediculosis


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pe·dic·u·lo·sis

 (pə-dĭk′yə-lō′sĭs)
n.
Infestation with lice.

[Latin pēdiculus, diminutive of pēdis, louse; see pedicular + -osis.]

pe·dic′u·lous (-ləs) adj.

pediculosis

(pɪˌdɪkjʊˈləʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the state of being infested with lice
[C19: via New Latin from Latin pedīculus louse; see pedicular]
pediculous adj

pe•dic•u•lo•sis

(pəˌdɪk yəˈloʊ sɪs)

n.
infestation with lice of the genus Pediculus or Pthirus.
[1885–90; < Latin pēdicul(us) louse (see pedicular) + -osis]
pe•dic′u•lous (-ləs) adj.

pediculosis

an infestation with lice; lousiness. — pediculous, adj.
See also: Insects
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pediculosis - infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
head lice, pediculosis capitis - infestation of the scalp with lice
pediculosis corporis - infestation of body skin with lice
crabs, pediculosis pubis - infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice
Translations

pe·dic·u·lo·sis

n. pediculosis, infestación de piojos.

pediculosis

n pediculosis f, infestación f de piojos (esp. en la cabeza)
References in periodicals archive ?
The epidemiological situation in January-November 2018 was characterized by an increase in the incidence of viral hepatitis (by 12.1%), pediculosis (by 6.2%) and acute respiratory viral infections (by 6%).
La prevalencia de la pediculosis fue de alrededor de un 70% en el rodeo de hembras afectadas, mientras que en los toros fue cercano al 35 %, incidiendo mas en los bovinos de capa clara (marron) que en los de capa oscura (negra).
Viral (herpes zoster, wart) and parasitic infections (scabies, pediculosis) in diabetic patients were found in 13 and 11 cases, respectively.
Pediculosis pubis, also known as pubic lice, or "crabs," is an infestation of Phthirus pubis.
The most common viral infection was verruca, the most common bacterial infection was impetigo, the most common superficial fungal infection was pityriasis versicolor, and the most common parasitic infection was pediculosis capitis.
Parasitic infestation was the most common skin manifestation, seen in 56 patients, of which 38 had pediculosis (Fig.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infestations of lice (pediculosis and pthiriasis) are spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact.
In this study, the leading morbidities observed that 35.5% of the children were having skin problems (scabies, hypopigmented patches over the face, rashes, and infectious wounds), 28.3% were having dental problems (dental caries, fluorosis), 12.9% were having scalp problems (dandruff, pediculosis), 11.6% were having ear problems (wax, ear discharge), 5.7% were having upper respiratory problems (DNS, polyp, congestion), 3.9% were having eye problems (refractive error, bitot spots), and 2.3% were having other problems (pain abdomen, dysmenorrhea) (Table 2).
Exposure patterns were as follows: oral intake for suicide attempts in 60 patients (75%), occupational exposure during spraying for pest control in the field in 11 patients (13.8%), accidental oral intake along with food in five patients (6.2%), and wiping on head as a treatment for pediculosis in four patients (5%).